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alice_Cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
1st time going thru Panama Canal Excellent restaurant services, waiter and assistants work together very well, they help each other out. They have good memeory, remember our preference, always bring tea at begining of meal, bring fruits ... Read more
FriscoLady
Member Since 2005
1 review
933 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first time on the Island Princess and I think it can best be described as "cozy". While there were many things that I liked about this smaller Princess ship, its lack of space also presented some challenges. The ... Read more
dweslander
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Seeing the Panama Canal for the first time was awesome, going through the locks and pulled by mechanical mules. We loved Cartagena with it's old Spanish fort high on a hill, the old Spanish arcitecture. Huatulco and Puntarenas were ... Read more
westcoaster
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
120 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This cruise was a 19-day round trip Panama Canal cruise out of Los Angeles. I loved this itinerary. If you're going to do a round-trip Panama Canal cruise, do one like this from the Pacific side - you see much more of the canal. We ... Read more
rogerandellen2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Enjoyed the Panama Canal experience extremely well. The tours were interesting, however a major negative was not revealed to us prior to booking each tour....and that was the long walk from the ship to the bus. I was able to cancel the ... Read more
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adjjac
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
The ship was a mess. The front desk staff, particularly one man, was combative, argumentative and rude. I asked to buy two stamps on the 3rd day of the cruise and he told me they didn't have any because they had sold them all. I suggested ... Read more
karinamuenchow
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Chose this cruise because we were invited by our friends who are Premier members. We enjoyed the trip because of them. We played a lot of games, watched movies at night under the stars and watched the shows at night. The food was mediocre. ... Read more
pat99
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I took this cruise as it begins and ends in LA (hence no flights, unlimited luggage). Stops in several countries I've never to before. The description of the excursions is completely bogus. We went on five of them and only one met ... Read more
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Sherry7641
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
61 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We just returned from the 19 day Partial Transit of the Panama Canal out of Los Angeles on the Island Princess. We had planned an excursion while anchored over night in Gutan Lake to the rain forest and Iberia Indian village. Unfortunately ... Read more
wizard-of-roz
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
11,294 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I've traveled the world with Princess and other cruise lines, this 19 cruise through the Panama Canal, Mexico and Central America was the best I've ever done....on land or sea. Were there long lines for elevators in the ... Read more
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Lana28
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
105 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We loved the whole feel of this ship. We were on Deck 14 in a Balcony (a very generous upgrade from Princess). Straight through the 2 pool areas to the Horizon Court but the first pool area was just beautiful - completely under cover and ... Read more
tellis90245
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our second Princess cruise was very nice. Chose the Panama Canal as that is a "bucket list" destination - and it lives up to the reputation. Embarkation was easy although the lines were very long. Cabin C409 was great - lots ... Read more
srj500
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We picked this cruise (1) it was a cruise we wanted to really to go on and (2) it was the only one we found that was from Ft Lauderdale to LA. in the time frame that we could go. We stayed the night in Ft Lauderdale. Embarkation took 20 ... Read more
kenjo
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
55 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Chose this cruise for the Panama Canal experience. I was disappointed with the "improvements" made to the ship. 121 extra cabins fitted on to the rear, an extra 250 passengers plus the removal of a large lounge to accommodate the ... Read more
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rlb1950
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
10 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We'd sailed on the last cruise of the Island Princess before its renovation in 2015. It was interesting to see what had happened. Basically, Princess added a batch of cabins and eliminated the walk-around Promenade. The stern is now ... Read more
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mossbrook
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our Panama Canal cruise on the Island Princess. Cabin D722. First about the cabin. A standard Princess mini-suite with ample closet and storage space and bathroom. Huge balcony, thanks probably to being ... Read more
Jephph
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We are veteran cruisers (28 so far) and this was our 8th on Princess. We wanted a long one, and although we've done the canal from west to east, never in this direction. Turned out to be a great choice. Embarkation was a snap. Half hour ... Read more
lynmil
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
we enjoyed the food, the entertainment and most of the ports.. we could have done away with san juan del sur as it was a very poor fishing village.. we walked around the town and headed back to the ship. our steward was great,, very ... Read more
Kwootton9
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
Some friends of ours invited us to join their group on a Panama Canal transit cruise. My husband is retired from the shipping industry, so he was excited to go. We flew from Houston to Los Angeles and boarded the Island Princess. This ... Read more
Salathrop
Member Since 2011
1 review
116 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I have to admit this was not my choice to cruise the Panama Canal, it was my husband's, but I'm so happy we went. The Island Princess is a smaller ship & the previous dry-dock made it even smaller with the removal of one of the lounges ... Read more
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chewbaka
Member Since 2010
1 review
126 forum posts
We have traveled through the Panama Canal three previous times and enjoyed it, but not this time. As a non-balcony passenger and photographer it is important to get unobstructed views from throughout the ship. NOT available on the Island ... Read more
loge23
Member Since 2001
7 reviews
243 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This cruise marked a milestone birthday for my wife, as well as her retirement (you should be able to figure out the birthday!) after almost five decades as a Nurse, the last 25 of those as a Nursing Professor. We thought the full ... Read more
Sutee
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
32 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My husband and I booked this cruise last minute and had a wonderful time. The 2 day canal experience was great and informative. I was disappointed that we changed stops from Aruba to Grand Cayman.....but it was understandable with the ... Read more
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KarenBlaylock
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We went with a group of friends and did not choose the ship. We had been on the Island Princess before cruising the Mediterranean in 2015. We remembered the ship as being a bit larger and having a few more amenities. We missed having ... Read more
mamabelladonna
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
111 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Panama Canal was on my "Bucket List" and having one that departed just public transit distance from my home is my first choice. I have traveled a lot on Princess and am always happy with my Princess Cruises (Souffle!!!) The ... Read more
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